TGA Industry News Briefs


Happy New Year from TGA


We’re about to enter 2023, and collectively as an Association, we are excited. We’re eager to see you — our members and friends — at our upcoming Show in Chicago, we’re delighted that travel’s return is so strong, and we continue to marvel at our members’ innovation. We wish you a joyful, prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you in March!

2022 by the Numbers: A Look Back on the Year That Travel Returned


This year has been a banner one for travel with traffic nearly reaching pre-pandemic times. Whether Americans took to the roads, flew across the world, or just hung out in a new neighborhood, experts told Travel + Leisure that travelers planned trips like it was going out of style. READ MORE

6 Travel Tech Trends You Can Expect in 2023


The pandemic may still be rearing its ugly head, but travel is back in a big way. While bingeing our favorite shows and working from home, we’ve been plotting our next wanderlust destinations. At the same time, travel and tech companies have been quickly evolving with the times to develop technologies like AI, biometrics, and remote work solutions to enhance or improve the travel experience. That’s setting up 2023 for a big year in travel. Here are some of the top travel tech trends we expect to see in 2023. READ MORE

Fewer Deals, Higher Prices: Here Are the Travel Trends for 2023


Pack those suitcases and pull out your passport for 2023. Despite inflation and the rising cost of travel, 6 in 10 (58%) American adults plan on taking a vacation within the next six months, according to MMGY Travel Intelligence’s new survey, which polled over 4,500 adults. Here’s what to expect next year. READ MORE

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The Best Hotels to Book in 2023


The coming year is looking to be a promising one for travel, with restrictions disappearing in many countries, new flight routes launching, and the hotel industry bringing its A game after two years of uncertainty. From next-level luxury escapes in Dubai, Mozambique and the Maldives to hip urban hideaways in Paris, Sydney and Palm Springs, this year’s exciting array of new hotels has something for every traveler (and budget)! READ MORE

14 Ways to Use Instagram Stories Highlights for Marketing


Do you use Instagram to promote your products or services? Looking for creative ways to use Instagram Highlights? In this article, you’ll find business examples of Instagram Highlights albums that deliver ongoing value to prospects and customers. READ MORE

Ten Business Leaders Reflect on 2022 and How They’re Preparing for the New Year


As 2022 ends, amid the vacations, parties, and “Auld Lang Syne-ing,” I asked 10 business leaders to reflect on the year and to share what they will double down on in the New Year. Here is what they said. READ MORE

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9 Retail Predictions for 2023


Changes in the retail environment have been drastic over the last few years. As consumer expectations evolve, so must the customer experience. As the integration of the digital and physical world continues, brands need to evolve to catch up. By constantly rethinking the way we shop and anticipating the trends for the future, brands can stay one-step ahead. Embracing this will help retailers thrive this year and beyond. Here are some trends we expect to see along that journey. READ MORE

You Didn’t Make it to St. Louis, but Your Bags Did. Here’s What to Do.


Disruptions from winter storms have not only caused flight delays and cancellations, but have also separated many passengers from their luggage. Here are some ways to make reuniting easier. READ MORE

Top 5 Changes 5G Could Bring to the Retail Industry in 2023


Will 2023 be the year that 5G technology finally realizes its disruptive potential for retail and other industries? It’s not the first time that question that has been asked, but with each passing year the incremental rollout of this next-generation wireless connectivity service raises the probability that the answer will be ‘yes’ — at least in certain evolving areas. Why the hype and heightened expectation? READ MORE

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U.S. Retail Sales Up 7.6% in Holiday Season as Deals Lure Consumers — Mastercard Report


U.S. retail sales rose 7.6% Y/Y this holiday season as retailers provided steep discounts which lured consumers hunting for the best deals, according to a report released by Mastercard earlier this week. READ MORE

A Teacher Facing an ‘Armageddon of Luggage’ Texted the Phone Numbers on Tags to Reunite Holiday Travelers with Their Missing Bags


As travel mayhem gripped the nation this week, one Tampa-based science teacher did her part to help spread a little holiday cheer — by helping to reunite weary travelers with their lost luggage. READ MORE


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